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Original Q, Issue #007 -- bbq joints, bbq
June 01, 2008
Get Another Drink and Try Again
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Table of Contents
Recent Website Additions and Updates
*Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, Best of the Best
*What Is This Chimney Starter Thing? And Do I Have To Use One?
*Hipshot answers reader's questions
Recent Website Additions
Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, Best of the Best
A visit to Cooper's BBQ is a worth-while trip. The first thing you will notice as you drive in, is the smoke from the five steel BBQ pits out front.
America's Favorite BBQ Joints
Building a continually growing collection of BBQ joints from all across America. The best of the best as submitted by visitors who appreciate good BBQ (Q Chasers).
Doctored KC Style
Taste, taste, taste. That's the measure of what makes BBQ sauce great. Most Kansas City styles of BBQ sauce are just a little bit too sweet for me.
BBQ Sauce Recipes, Pick Your Style
BBQ sauce recipes come from different parts of the country in different styles. Pick your style and create your own BBQ sauce.
BBQ, what it is
BBQ. What in the world is it. Lets break out the dictionary and find out what we're talking about before we move on.
BBQ Done Right is Grilling
First of all, I don't have the time to spend hours with BBQ using the smoking process. I know I may be flying in the face of tradition, but...
What Is This Chimney Starter Thing? And Do I Have To Use One?
If you are one of those chimney starter pros and use one all the time, you may just want to keep on browsing. But if you have never heard of one, or are just curious, it has to do with charcoal and grilling.
I don't have an instant read thermometer. How can I tell when a piece of steak is done without cutting into it?
Although an instant read thermometer is the safest, most accurate way to check the internal temperature of steak... there is another way.
Even when I have a thermometer, sometimes I'll use touch because it's so quick and easy. Of course if you are wrong, you can always put it back on the grill. Besides, the more you do it, the better you get at it.
Here is the way I look at it. You need something to go by, so you will know what to expect. In other words, before you touch a steak, and know that it's cooked medium and ready to come off the grill, you need to know what a medium steak should feel like.
Here's what I have come up with that seems to works for me.
What should a rare steak feel like?
What should a medium steak feel like?
What should a well done steak feel like?
You know how I said that you get better with practice? I think you actually build a sense of pride in yourself, by being able to cook a steak perfectly, without using a thermometer. Not everybody can do that.
The Challenge Continues.
I don't want to give you the idea that I can't be stumped, but... let's see what happens.
All the Best
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